Monday, March 06, 2017

Monday's Catch: "Quit Telling Pastors We Have to Stop Pastoring to Have a Successful Church" and More

Quit Telling Pastors We Have to Stop Pastoring to Have a Successful Church

One of the greatest pressures on pastors is the constant drumbeat of voices from church leaders telling us that our church will never be great if the pastor keeps pastoring. Read More

7 Reasons It's Harder to Be a Faithful Church Member Today

Last week, I posted a blog on “7 Reasons Pastoring is Harder Today.” That post gained traction – and then forced me to consider whether it’s more difficult to be a church member today than it was when I started ministry 35+ years ago. I think it probably is more difficult today, and here are some reasons why.... Read More

5 Things That Keep Pastors Awake at Night

Here’s a little secret you may not know: Every pastor takes every member departure personally. Read More

What is Biblical Preaching?

President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary advocates for expository preaching. Read More

Five Reasons Pastors Are Getting Fired Because of Their Social Media Posts

What are pastors posting on social media that is raising the ire of church members? It typically falls into one or more of these five categories.... Read More

What Is Your Evangelism Question?

The big narrative and the historical core—you can’t understand one without the other. Read More

5 Do Not’s of Writing a Book

Because of the books we publish through B&H Publishing, part of the division I lead at LifeWay Christian Resources, I am asked fairly regularly about writing a book. So let me speak some truth about how to write your book. While some of this may sound cold, it is really truth in love as this could save you a lot of time, frustration, and disappointment. Read More

Life in a Foreign Country: Navigating Our Culture’s Change on Sexuality

L. P. Hartley’s The Go-Between famously begins, “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” But for many Western Christians today, it’s not the past that’s unfamiliar territory, but the present. Everything, it seems, has changed. Read More

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